Valve Vault Infiltration Grouting

Glenridge, Maryland

The Job

As part of the Purple Line project in Maryland, a large diameter water line was relocated. The tie-in was done inside a 10′ diameter vault that was about 20′ deep, and done in a liner plate shaft. The vault structure was precast.

The Challenge

The vault structure wasn’t concentric in the shaft. This left little room to pour the closure around the pipe penetrations. One of the penetrations leaked, causing the structure to completely fill with water. Per specifications, it needed to be dry.

The Solution

CJGeo proposed grouting the infiltration points with CJGrout-35NHV61. 35NHV61 is a hydroinsensitive, plural component geotechnical polyurethane, certified for potable water contact.

CJGeo mobilized a three person crew to the site, and was able to stop the various leaks in the structure in a few hours.